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New holderread's ducklings and updates (PICS PICS PICS!)

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by DuckyBoys, May 22, 2008.

  1. DuckyBoys

    DuckyBoys Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 2, 2008
    Colorado
    Finally, after months of waiting, the Holderread's ducklings arrived! I ordered 10 of the exhibition runner assortment and recieved 11. One little baby - possibly a fawn and white or penciled - looks a little weak and tired compared to the others, but on last check she was up and about eating and drinking - so keeping fingers crossed on that one.

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    Also, take a look at my giant dewlap gander! He's getting HUGE! Especially compared to the little girl. They are almost 4 weeks old now - can't wait to start seeing some feathers. He's in the middle.

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    The big bunch of buff geese and production runners are enjoying being in the donkey pasture. The gnaders have a little bit of fluff on their heads, but the girls are pretty much all feathered out.

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    Here is the little house I built for my call ducks. Today is their first day outside the barn. They are pretty much feathered out.

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    And can't forget the gratituous donkey pic!

    Paris and Nicole enjoy having all those swimming pools around the pasture!!

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  2. greyfields

    greyfields Overrun With Chickens

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  3. Double-T-Family-Farm

    Double-T-Family-Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    do holderread's have a website? the ducklings look great.. and the geese look even better!! [​IMG] good luck with the birds
     
  4. corancher

    corancher Chillin' With My Peeps

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  5. DuckyBoys

    DuckyBoys Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 2, 2008
    Colorado
    Quote:I lust over so many of their stock! I am still waiting for my buff geese from them, it may or may not happen though - still waiting to see she said. It will be very interesting to see any differences between these buff geese I got from McMurray (which I am very happy with) and the ones from Holderread's top stock.

    So still crossing fingers for those to come.
     
  6. raindrop

    raindrop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Very nice. That dewlap gander is HUGE and his body is so deep compared to my Pilgrim gander. He is going to be massive. I have been so happy with my Holderread babies.
    The ducklings are adorable. I forgot how small they are when they arrive
     
  7. greyfields

    greyfields Overrun With Chickens

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    I have Embdens from Murray McMurray, Metzer and Holderread. You can spot hte Holderread ones from a mile off. They are giants compared with the others.
     
  8. fowlfriends

    fowlfriends Out Of The Brooder

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    All of those babies are very cute, and look great!



    Quote:I know, I almost cannot get over how HUGE Holderreads Emdens are. And so beautiful!
     
  9. Broke Down Ranch

    Broke Down Ranch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Very nice! What all color runners do you think they sent?
     
  10. DuckyBoys

    DuckyBoys Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 2, 2008
    Colorado
    Quote:I think I mainly have black and chocolate, one white, one penciled or fawn and white, one gray and possibly some blues. I can't remember what my blue babies looked like - I think they were kinda brownish grayish color, but I've never had chocolates before so they might be chocolate.
     
    Last edited: May 22, 2008

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